Yes, I enjoyed the character irony of thieves being heroes, who were more honest and enlightened then the "ruling" class, and the irony which followed through in the story.
The narration was carried out with an effortless transition between characters, both men and women.
I hope there are more.
A pleasure to have a first book of what could be called a fantasy epic. Extremely entertaining. The author is building characters with furtive escapades that have resolution in "books". Like it a lot.
I am a big fan of Wheel of Time, Kingkiller Chronicals etc... (Jordan, Rothfuss)
I am looking forward to the remaining books in this series. Michael J. Sullivan takes you back in time (or is it forward in time) to a place of mysteries and intrigue filled with talented good good guys and really bad guys. The story moves quickly and is a really good listen. You can escape into another world of challenges and successes. Be very careful that you do not listen to this story while riding on the Interstate. You may just miss your next planned turn off and end up 50 miles or so out of your way.
Tim Gerard is able to play the different parts so that you are able to see the new character talking no matter the gender or age. He listens well and is easy on the ears.
Could have been an all in one sitting book. I just do not listen to books that way.
I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Captivating, thrilling, and adventurous
It's difficult to pick only one,but I'll choose the protaganist Hadrian Blackwater, 95% of the time he found the silver lining and he was a hero to the end.
No, this was my first listen and I really enjoy his writing talent.
Definitely, but too many hours to pull off that goal.
Thank you Tim Gerard Reynolds, I hope you will permit Audible to release your final book of the trilogy: HEIR OF NOVRON. I downloaded it to my Kindle, but I look forward to the audio version. The narrator does a teriffic job.
Two of the most engaging characters I have come across in a while. Engaging and fun. Can't wait to read more in the series.
This book is an amazing story. Love the good guys and hate the bad guy with a twinge of romance.
No - but I will certainly look now.
I am waiting for Book 3 very patiently, Hmmmmm!
There were times withing this book I found myself saying "this series hits every fantasy cliche ever conceived and... I just don't care!". If you are in the mood for pure swashbuckling fun in a deep, fully realized world, or you're looking for a palate cleanzier after a George R. R. Martin/Joe Abercrombie marathon, then series would make a fine addition to your library.
I listen to books all day long. The books I love have great characters. If I give a book 4 or 5 stars, it's worth a listen.
Love the characters.
I'm not sure what book compares to this...
Listen to it... you'll like it.
Haven't read the print version
Utterly engaging from the very beginning. This first novel in the series is comprised of two "books," the first of which could very well stand on its own. This first book brings the reader into this world, introduces the characters and has its own amazing plot and culmination. Thereafter, all the various plot lines and story arcs merge seamlessly together. You can tell this is a well thought out story, with plenty of action, good humored banter between the the two main characters, mystery and intrigue, and deep, deep plot. You have to love the exchanges between straight-laced Royce and the jovial Hadrian (the "Odd Couple," perhaps?)
The final scene of book one (which I will not spoil) that puts a nice stamp on what it means to be Riyria.
Thrace's unconditional love for her father was especially poignant, and helps set up the culmination of the plot of this book.
Get this book! Can't wait until the third and (I think) final book comes out on audio!